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100 Days of Ties: Day 72. Warm in the Animal Command and frustrated on the streets of Denver.

They have burlesque/cabaret shows in the top of that clocktower.

Wait. Wait just a damn second. Weathermen and women can be wrong about the weather?? Get right out of town. That 2-3 inches of snow we were promised yesterday never showed. “A dry air front moved into the metro area preventing any snowfall.” Well, damn! Now you tell me….Though this morning wasn’t without the Winter feel, what with temperatures peaking in the mid-20’s. Though my meteorologist, Jennifer Broome (hubba hubba), says we can expect snow (maybe) today, the chance of a white birthday for Will (December 18th – or- this upcoming Saturday) seems to be a fleeting thought.

It is what it is, I suppose. I mean at least it’s cold enough for the Animal Command jacket, a personal fave in my collection, as well as all other cold-weather gear, and really, how can I stay mad at Jennifer? Look at that face…

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100 Days of Ties: Day 71 with a high chance of snow. Hence the Gant Rugger Toggle in lieu of vest.

C'mon weatherman. Don't be wrong. The mall would look so nice in snow.

Eyes to the sky again today as Denver cooled off this morning. Hell, I even had to don SLEEVES on my outerwear and switch my bag fromhand to hand to rewarm them, alternating between pockets. As I pieced together today’s look (Gitman for Bonobos, J. Crew, Johnston & Murphy vintage saddles, Levi’s selvedge, Gant Rugger Toggler), I overheard them newspeople chirping something about how we shouldn’t expect this warm weather to last… Wait, wait, wait, wait…. What?!? Effing finally! Maybe all this blogging about unseasonable warmth is paying off? I mean, companies have been generous enough to send product because of content. So maybe the big Man upstairs read the Momentum and too decided Denver needed snow.

So should the Heavens bestow upon the Mile Highers the gift of a white Christmas (or a white birthday this Saturday for me), I will be forever thankful.

Over and out,


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100 Days of Ties: Day 70. Where art thou, winter weather? Denver (I) needs some snow.

With hopeful eyes, I raise my head to the heavens in anticipation...

Listen, I am enjoying not freezing my appendages off on the morning walk to the station, but I am in no way a champion for this mild weather. There is plenty of time throughout the year for my walks not to be bitterly cold, but how in the hell am I supposed to appreciate them when, on December 14, it’s 60+ degrees? Though I am liking the vest/sweater ensemble, bought to you today by Lands End Canvas, with tie by the Hill Side and shirt from J Crew, I have a plethora of overcoats begging to see the light and white of day.

Come on, skies above, make with the good stuff.


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100 Days of Ties: Day 65: Red, white, and blue in remembrance.

The day still lives in infamy...

December 7 is obviously a huge day in American history. In honor of our veterans and those still active in our armed forces, I donned a few hues of the ol’ red, white, and blue. Should have probably went all Made in the USA, too, and not gone with the H&M coat and J Crew tie and pants, but I will leave it up to the Wharf shirt and Tanner Goods belt to pick up that slack. Thank you to all that have and continue to risk their lives for the citizens of this great country.

Life has published an amazing set of photos of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Check them out.

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100 Days of Ties: Day 63: Taking the late bus with the Hill Side, J. Crew, LL Bean, and Gant Rugger (again)

Alley: Between Larimer and Market on 16th / Gant Rugger jacket over a J. Crew shirt and belt and Hill Side tie. The L.L. Bean Signature mocs got me to the stop on time.,

It’s astounding how much even an extra half hour of sleep can be for one’s soul. I used to wake to the alarm around 5AM, drag my tired body from bed, throw on the garb for the day, pack a lunch, etc, and head out the door well before 5:50. What was I thinking? Scratched the old routine, one of many I need to change, and am getting a few extra Z’s. It’s like a whole new world, or one I haven’t seen in awhile, has been opened to me. Plus, the bus driver on the 7:23 to Boulder might just be the friendliest one yet…even if the usual guy I had earlier grew the gnarliest mustache and is damn proud of it.

RSVP today for the 100 Days of Ties Party in NYC and, if you feel so inclined, follow my Margaritour on EatingEverywhere.com.


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100 Days of Ties: Day 62: Denver is beautiful and coffee with Gant Rugger, Fred Perry, and Graham Withers.

Time: 6:54AM / Hat: Modern Amusement newsboy / Shoots: Red Wing for J. Crew / Tie: Graham Withers / Shirt: Fred Perry / Coat: Gant Rugger / Bag: Lands' End Canvas

I’m not even gonna really get into it today with some story or witty banter…. All I will say is I have developed a reignited passion for my fair mile high city of Denver, CO. It’s beautiful, my family and friends are all here (save for you out-of-staters), and I’m comfortable. Plus, we have excellent Mexican food. What else do you need?

On another note and speaking of other cities, the 100 Days of Tie party has a date. Read up on it on the 100 Days page, and RSVP at the eventbrite page. See you there.

One last thing right quick: I touched on maybe getting a little fund going to assist in my airfare to NYC for the party. Almost immediately, Paul from Graham Withers, featured today, chimed in with a cool $50 donation. If just another few people would be willing to do the same, I would really appreciate it. Lemme know if you are willing to donate by emailing me. Continue reading

100 Days of Ties: Day 58: A Canadian Tuxedo in time for Thanksgiving (?)

Tie: The Hill Side Raw Denim in Indigo / Shirt: J. Crew Chambray / Denim: Levi's / Jacket: Gant Rugger (obviously) / Coffee: Circle K Supercharged / Hair: Windblown

So it was a decent and almost pleasant walk through the morning air in Denver today en route to the bus. I thought, “Well, seeing as how last night I expected snow on the ground, today is going to be great.” Then, BAM! I get to boulder and the wind is whipping harder than Indiana Jones. It was one of those lean-forward-like-you’re-in-a-cartoon winds, too. Not fun. I then realized that, damn, if it weren’t for the scarf and jacket, I’d be a regular Denim Dan. I must’ve been tired this morning. But what’s done is done, and I’m now owning the J. Crew / Hill Side / LL Bean / Levi’s / Highland Home Industries get up. It’s all I can do. Just gotta go out there and give’r.

If you get that reference, we’re friends. Good friends.

UPDATE: I was just informed by my coworker that the outfit is more of a Canadian Casual Friday than a Canadian Tuxedo.

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